I just read the excellent Design Systems by Alla Kholmatova. I assume you probably have as well. I'm curious about what you plan to bring to the table with your publication on this subject, whether differing approaches, or new concepts as systems become more prolific in the industry (if you're willing to broadly discuss this in some capacity.) Thanks!
Hey, Steve. Alla wrote a great book! My work is even featured in her book. My book, of course, will be different so far as writing style and personality. And each author's different experiences in the field will bring something different also. We've both worked at very different companies (in size, culture, and continents), and we've taken different roles too. I like to think my book uses 'simpler' language to others out there — not just Alla's, but Atomic Design, for example, and other articles on the subject. It's down to earth, steeped with experience and learning experiences, and different approaches. In general, it's very practical — it gives actionable advice and steps. It's unique in that it focusses also on the role of brand in system design. The name 'Laying the Foundations' references both a simple design system model I present in the book, and also creating digital brand guidelines that design systems are built upon. This book is also 2 years further on in time (2017 > 2019) — so it uses more recent examples. I hope that helped :)
Thank you kindly, signed up.
Looking forward to read it! I like the practical and written based on experiences aspects :)
Thanks, great to hear :) Make sure to register on the website, and I'll let you know when it's available!
I am writing a book about system design and digital brand guidelines! I'm well into the writing process, and I aim to go to print (and eBook) later this year. Learn more and register via the link.